AmplifyChange has an inclusive and independent governance structure to steer the organisation. Our Members appoint the Board of Directors, who oversee the work of AmplifyChange. Our Technical Review Panel review our grant applications before our Board of Directors approves the final applications. Our work is guided by the AmplifyChange Grantee Reference Group.

Read more about our governance structures below.


AmplifyChange is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, founded by eight Members. The role of the Members is to provide overall stewardship and to appoint the Board of Directors. The AmplifyChange Members are representatives of civil society working on youth empowerment and disability issues, former ministers, as well as independent experts. The group of Members will be expanded in due course with an increased share of people from low- and middle- income countries (LMICs).

Wafa Adam
Independent SRHR expert (youth specialist)

Dr. Eunice Brookman-Amissah
Independent SRHR expert (abortion specialist)

Mark Chataway
Managing Partner of Hyderus FINN Partners Communication Management Consultancy (communications specialist)

Hon. Safia Nalule Juuko
Founder of Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities (HURIWD) (SRHR and disability rights specialist)

Dr. Sara Seims
Independent SRHR expert

Ulla Tørnæs
Former minister and Member of Parliament, Denmark

Vinoj Manning
Chief Executive Officer of Ipas Development Foundation (comprehensive abortion and contraceptive care specialist)

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors have a clear strategic focus on the performance of the organisation. They ensure the vision, mission, and values of the organisation as set out in the AmplifyChange Strategic Plan. Our Directors guide strategy, approve funding applications, and provide oversight of the CEO. They have oversight of financial and risk management, ensure compliance and accountability, and approve policies and procedures to govern organisational activity.

Dr. Narmeen Hamid – Chair of the Board of Directors
Freelance health and gender consultant

Lana Dakan
Global Reproductive Health Director at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Nyovani Madise
Director of Development Policy and Head of the Malawi office of the African Institute for Development Policy

Dana Hovig
Independent consultant

Dr. Sara Seims
Independent SRHR expert

Technical Review Panel (TRP)

Our independent Technical Review Panel (TRP) consists of independent experts in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), each with knowledge of our thematic priorities and experience of the geographic regions where we provide support. TRP members are responsible for reviewing and recommending applications to the Board based on review criteria relevant to the purpose of the specific grant type.

Grantee Reference Group

The Grantee Reference Group (GRG) is a formal and regular forum for grantee partner consultation to AmplifyChange. The GRG consists of representatives from across our grant portfolio, each bringing a wide range of expertise in SRHR advocacy work. The GRG meets each quarter and their advice ranges from feedback on our approach and delivery of grant-making, to optimising networks and movement building.

Muslim Family Counselling Service [Ghana]
Adiza Baba Issa – Deputy Director
Mohammed BunBida – Programmes Director

Tranz Network Uganda
Apako Williams – Executive Director

Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN) [Nigeria]
Sybil Nmezi – Executive Director

The Awakening [Pakistan]
Erfaan Hussein Babk – Director

Turning Point [Bangladesh]
Jibon Gomes – Founder and Member Secretary

Association Ladies First [Tunisia]
Hayet Kadri – President

Alliance pour les droits des femmes mauritaniennes (ADFM) [Mauritania]
Oumu Oumar Ba – President

Youth Coalition [Burundi]
Fikiri Nzoyisenga – President

Centre d’action communautaire pour le développement Intègre (CACDI) [DRC]
Lweya Lwesso – Coordinator

Project Jeune Leader [Madagascar]
Maia Ramarosandratana – Executive Director

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